Incubator Recording and Mastering studio, is a modern, custom-built recording facility. Incubator offers audio services and music production, in a naturally bright and comfortable environment. Situated in  metropolitan Melbourne with convenient parking, Incubator has easy access to public transport and all amenities.
Incubator Recording and Mastering price includes the services of a sound engineer with 16 years recording experience and 19 years experience as a bass player/guitarist. Incubator specializes in recording sound; whether it is a voice over recording, a hip-hop production, rock to pop, metal…we simply love music in all its forms and have recorded all styles.
When making a booking to record it is important to point out that mixing is session time. You are booking time in the studio. You are paying for time in the studio. That is time setting up sounds, time listening back to performances, time playing the same song over again...
The Large Room
Voice Overs
The large room is perfect for that "live" drum kit sound with lots of space. The large room also has natural light and can be used for a variety of instruments i.e. brass ensemble, vocal chorus, Marshall stack…
The Vocal / Isolation Room
Demo Studio
Not a typical tiny vocal booth for a vocalist to squeeze into, but a comfortable space suitable for a variety of performances, especially where isolation from other instruments is desirable. Very good for a radio voice overs and guitar amp separation.
The Control Room
Voice Over Recording
Spacious and comfortable, can seat 6 people, natural light, two couches situated on a viewing platform allows for excellent sight lines to the recording areas. The control room also has great acoustics and an engineer who knows the equipment.
An audio mastering service is also available for final touches to Incubator recordings. 
Live Venue Recordings
Live recordings at venues are possible, however costing is calculated after Incubator has investigated the site for potential and feasibility. Incubator uses a split multi-core for live recording. A split multi-core allows Incubator to have all the same signals as the front of house (FOH) engineer without interfering with the FOH set up. This added flexibility gives a far superior sound than taking a feed from the FOH mixing desk as a live recording. It gives greater control of "live" mixing later at the Incubator. The split multi-core combined with two room microphones for crowd response gives a nice live recording! Please phone with your live recording questions.


Incubator Recording and Mastering can arrange session musicians for your project. Whether it's a drummer, guitarist, bass player, violin, string quartet, piano/keyboard player or 7 piece brass section.....All of the above can be arranged for your project. The cost for session musicians varies with each recording project. The number of songs and how many session musicians involved will determine "how much". Phone Incubator and ask about your needs.

Vinyl record to CD
Incubator can also transfer your favorite vinyl record to CD for $45 per vinyl recording transfer. Please phone with your vinyl to CD project requirements and questions. A reduced fee can be quoted on vinyl to CD transfers of 4 or more records (vinyl). If the vinyl needs restoration, clean up for example lots of noise, clicks or pops each vinyl needs an  individual quote.
Data back up
Data back up is part of the "recording" fee and is considered "time" in the studio. Artists need to be aware that after the mix there still may be an hour of time needed to back up the session. This is part of your session just like getting a drum sound at the start of the day or the time spent tuning instruments between takes, it is time in the studio. Artists are required to provide a portable hard-drive or USB stick capable of holding their session data. Call us if you require advice on which hard drive to purchase.
Contact us today to discuss all your recording and audio mastering needs.
 0411 479 023
Let’s Record

  • Being a new songwriter about to venture into the studio for the first time I had absolutely no idea how the industry worked but, from the first meeting, Adri...

    - Victor Huerta
  • " Adrian just keeps on understanding what you need as a Musician, does excellent work, is totally dedicated to INCUBATOR RECORDING ;,,Where Ladies & Gentleme...

    - Gerry James and the Chocolate Factory
  • Thanks Adrian! Great working with you on the recording and mix. Cheers."

    - Owen Eales
  • "*****" (5 stars)

    - Nikolas Kapralos
  • "very comforting and great sound quality"

    - Abu Konteh
  • "Adrian is the whole Package!!!!!!"

    - Alf Schallhammer
  • 'Adrian made me feel relaxed and welcome at his Incubator studio. His talent, skill-set and creative ear is such a gift. I feel hugely grateful to have found...

    - Right to heal Meditation
  • Adrian is a cluey sound engineer who understands what it takes to record music!

    - Blanko "Mainstreet Blues Band"
  • "It was a lot of fun Adrian you’re such a pro. Very happy with the result".

    - Davic Oakley
  • "Clunk Orchestra" has recorded two CDs at Incubator and each time was hassle free, time efficient. And an engineer whose presence was transparent only made t...

    - Geoff Spooner "Clunk Orchestra"
  • "working with Adrian to record Make Me Smile was a pleasure, it was our first time in a studio and he helped us refine the track. With his experience he made...

    - Eccentric Presence
  • "Honestly, I was super nervous going in for my first recording, but I can't convey just how happy I am to have gone with Incubator. From start to finish Adri...

    - Caine Trindall
  • After going through 4 studios to lift my album to as high as possible standard as I could, I had a few hurdles to jump before it could go to publication. Ad...

    - Al Griffiths
  • Recording my quartet at Incubator Studio with Adrian was a very relaxed and hassle-free experience. Adrian is a truly professional engineer, and has a courte...

    - Robbie Melville
  • We recorded at Incubator in the last week of March, although I had a little past studio experience I was very nervous as it was the first time for me to reco...

    - 45th Guitar Regimentx
  • "Awesome fun. So professional. That mans a wizard :-)"

    - Joanna Millet
  • I did it! I showed up... faced my fears and did my best smile emoticon I never imagined I would ever have the courage or the confidence to be in a recording...

    - Leanda Michelle "Write to Heal" -Reik...
  • "Just wanted to say thank you for your efforts over the weekend, you are an absolute genius and your coffee seriously rocks."

    - Jason Mahony: "Forklift Assassins"
  • "Props and thanks to Adrian Akkerman at Incubator Recording for the magnificent mastering job he has completed on my track, New Britannia. He took my fairly ...

    - Phil Turnour
  • "The song is sounding great, Thanks a Lot Adrian!"

    - Dave Arden (Archie Roach, The Black A...
  • "Adrian Akkerman’s production is right on the money..." Review of "Runaways" (Kim Salmon and Spencer P.Jones) CD/Vinyl

    - Robert Brokenmouth
  • "My work with Incubator is definitely not done!"

    - Spencer P. Jones
  • "I've been recording stuff at Adrian Akkerman's Incubator Recordings for five years and the results have always been professional. He's a solid eng...

    - Hugo Race
  • "Yarra Valley Water and animation business Round3 would like to thank Adrian of Incubator Studio for his excellent assistance and quality of work i...

    - Yarra Valley Water
  • "Thanks Adrian for your totally supportive and professional work.

    - Dr. Janet Hall(Clinical Psychologist/...
  • Most of the great musical performances don’t get recorded. For me I can’t count how many times my combo has been having a blitzkrieg of a warm up session an...

    - Kim Salmon (The Scientists, Beasts of...
  • So happy with the results of my work at Incubator Recordings! Adrian is a gun when it comes to sound engineering. By far one of the best sound engineers arou...

    - Traidmarc
  • I have been recording music at Incubator Studios for close to a decade now. Since day one, Adrian Akkerman has always gone that extra mile whenever I've need...

    - Daniel Tucceri
  • "I've worked with Adrian Akkerman at incubator studios on about 4 separate occasions now over the last few years & have nothing but great musical results & ...

    - Vis Ortis
  • Hey Adrian Thanks for the great job and your professional input. Loving the sounds! Hope to work again with you soon.

    - Mec
  • Wanna give a massive shout out to Adrian Akkerman @ Incubator Recording and Mastering Studios, Adrain every time without fail you manage to floor us with you...

    - High Nights
  • Adrian thank you so much for bringing this song back to life for me. Regan loved loved loved it. Adrian your expertise is amazing!!! You rock

    - Merilena
  • Hey Adrian! Just wanted to thank you for all your hard work u have and are still putting in to our project. All your input, advise, skills on the desk and al...

    - The High Nights
  • "Hey Adrian, The boys and I just wanted to thank you again for your assistance in the recording studio. We were extemely pleased with the outcome of the song...

    - Wild Coyotes
  • "We have been Incubated! Huge thanks to Adrian Akkerman for the awesome work on our upcoming CD - Hold Fast - from go to whoa a relaxing experience - it soun...

    - Slim Dime
  • "Thank you Adrian Akkerman at Incubator Recording and Mastering expertise gold!"

    - Anthea Sidiropoulos (Anthea's Rubies)
  • "Thanks heaps Adrian, the Tachimine sounded so sweet and my horrible whinny voice is nearly listenable , you are truly the grand master of Pro- Tools, black ...

    - Sam Davies
  • "We at Copycat the band highly recommend Incubator studios. Adrian really knows how to get the best sound out a band and he really knows his stuff. From set-...

    - Copycat
  • "Adrian Akkerman is the owner of his well equipped Incubator Recording Studio. He is a highly skilled and efficient audio engineer, having worked with him a...

    - John McCullough
  • "Incubator provided a very welcoming environment and helped tremendously during some complicated moments. A great place I would recommend to anyone"!

    - Round3 Creative
  • "The song sounds great (Mastering), you did an awesome job. Thanks a million".-Emma Wall

    - The Emma Wall Band
  • "Incubator's awesome and reliable gear, combined with the cool and calm Adrian Akkerman (who absolutely flies on protools!), made for a swift successful EP r...

    - The Monday Project
  • "I have recorded Live at Incubator in the past. Adrian is professional and a capable engineer with an amiable disposition who understands that not every arti...

    - Taariq Hassan
  • "Awesome! Big help, great service, loved the vibe, very happy with recording and mastering"! -BC (By Coincidence)

    - By Coincidence
  • “Amazing guitar tone, a very fast worker at getting sounds for musicians on a budget. Adrian’s a musician so his suggestions were really appreciated and help...

    - Seedy Jeezus
  • "We in Bravo Juliet have all very much appreciated your high level of expertise and professionalism throughout the production of our first album, 'Turning Ta...

    - Bravo Juliet
  • "Hey Adrian, thanks for coming to our cd launch. hope ya had a good night. Cd is selling really well. Over 200 copies gone already! Think we will be keen to ...

    - AL. Manic Pistoleros
  • "Hey Adrian, It was such a great experience recording at incubator and working with you....hope you can make it to the launch."

    - Katt Beames and the Solar Sky
  • "Awesome Day today Adrian! Thanks so much for your patience and magic sonic skills! C U tomorrow to wrap it all up!"

    - Shade
  • "The work you've done for Darkness Visible is excellent!!! Cheers Adrian"

    - Darkness Visible
  • "Hey Adrian, big thanks for all the time, effort and feedback for my songs. It's been a pleasure to have your engineering & mixing skills at work to bring my...

    - Jez Jeremy Mitchell Band